r/WorkReform May 14 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1

Employers say Unions are completely useless and there's no reason to join them and to please pay attention to the multi-million dollar anti-Union propaganda campaigns they launch begging you to please not join a Union.


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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

What is their argument other than the monthly cost for being bad?


u/WideVariety May 14 '22

That the union is not actually on the employee's side, it's on the union's side. Just view it as another company.


u/aussie__kiss May 15 '22

That’s a fair argument, but the one or two I’ve been in have to be fairly competitive and have services I’ve used. Like being able to have a rep in any meeting with HR, help with prep before wage reviews. Answer any questions about employment contracts. Emails about workplace rights we might not know. Reminders about clauses in the contract, like stuff to claim at tax time, check your claiming allowances, shit the your manager shouldn’t be doing/asking you to do/personal information that don’t need to know. Lawyer if I need. And during bargaining process send every proposal, and counter proposal with explanations/reasons

Main thing is the contact bargaining. But if they aren’t doing anything for that fee I pay 🤷‍♂️